Memphis vs UAB NCAA Basketball Tips 12/7/2019
Game: Memphis Tigers vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: UAB +6
The Memphis Tigers travel to Bartow Arena to play the UAB Blazers on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 6 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 18.5 as they are averaging 84.3 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. UAB has an overall mark of 4-3. They are averaging 62.1 points per contest and giving up 61.1, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 3-4-0 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
11/25/19 G Lester Quinones Hand is out indefinitely
11/20/19 C James Wiseman Ineligible 12-game suspension (eligible to return 1/12 vs South Florida)
11/06/19 C Malcolm Dandridge Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
11/18/19 G Zack Bryant Disciplinary is dismissed from program
11/08/19 G Rashawn Fredericks Eligibility is out for season
Precious Achiuwa averages 13.9 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%. D.J. Jeffries comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Tavin Lovan averages 11.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Jalen Benjamin averages 11.9 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 71st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the NCAA. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in the nation. Memphis averages 84.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 18.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 40th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 154th in D-1. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 87th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 61.1 points per contest, which ranks them 39th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 164th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 136th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 31st with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 75th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. UAB is 324th in the country with 62.1 points per game this year. They are 284th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 279th in the nation. They are 82nd in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game and 333rd in assists per contest with 9.9. The Blazers are 145th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 57th. They are 17th in college basketball in pace with 77.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 77th. As a unit they are 63rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in D-1. Memphis is 185th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
UAB is 97th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Blazers have an offensive rating of 96, which is ranked 274th. They are 340th in D-1 in pace with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 313th. As a unit they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 327th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/UAB college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UAB +6
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